WHAT IS AN ENDOMETRIAL BIOPSY?
If our team suspects that you may have uterine cancer, heavy menstrual bleeding, or another serious condition, we may perform an endometrial biopsy. This is a diagnostic procedure that involves removing a small layer of the uterine lining (also called the endometrium), which is then examined carefully for any abnormalities. Our physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center take the utmost time and care to properly understand your symptoms and accurately diagnose your condition. If you're concerned about your gynecological health, contact our Lawrence, KS office and schedule a private consultation.
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HOW IS IT DONE?
An endometrial biopsy is typically a quick procedure that is performed in our Lawrence, KS office. Once you're comfortable, one of our physicians will utilize advanced instruments to extract cells from your uterine lining. The technique used for an endometrial biopsy is similar to that of a Pap smear. We will then sanitize the area and retrieve the cells with a suction device. From there, your sample will be sent off to be observed for any abnormalities or irregularities.
Endometrial Biopsy FAQ
Does an endometrial biopsy hurt?
An endometrial biopsy can be uncomfortable for some patients, but it isn’t painful. Some women can experience cramping during the procedure but taking ibuprofen with food an hour before your endometrial biopsy can help make it more comfortable (always talk to your doctor before taking any medications).
How long does an endometrial biopsy take?
An endometrial biopsy is a very quick procedure, often only taking about 10 — 15 minutes.
What are the reasons for getting an endometrial biopsy?
An endometrial biopsy may be suggested if you have abnormal menstrual bleeding, bleeding after menopause, or absence of uterine bleeding.
How long does it take to get the results of an endometrial biopsy?
Your biopsy sample will be sent to a lab for analysis and can take between 7 — 14 days to get the results.
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR GYNECOLOGICAL HEALTH
At Lawrence Family Practice Center, our skilled family care physicians have a special affection for women's health services and strive to improve your sexual wellness. If you're experiencing issues, don't hesitate to reach out to our physicians in Lawrence, KS. We will set you up with one of our experienced doctors as soon as possible.